Design as
an Attitude

Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives, and has never been more exciting. At a time when so many aspects of our lives are changing at relentless speed on an unprecedented scale, design is increasingly seen as a means of helping us to benefit from the opportunities created by those changes, and to avoid the dangers. Public interest is soaring as a new generation of designers is using advanced technologies to pursue their political and environmental objectives in increasingly ambitious projects, as well as to reinvent the objects and spaces we use every day.

Conceived as a subjective field guide to design, Alice Rawsthorn’s ‘Design as an Attitude’ demystifies the field, explores the most dynamic developments in contemporary design, and assesses their impact on our lives now and in the future, acting as a comprehensive survey of design today.